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of questions in pakistan. now to syria where the united nations says the 5000 people have been killed in the government crackdown on protesters that began in march. and still, the international community isn't speaking with one voice. moscow's foreign minister angrily accused the west of taking had a moral stance by pressuring the president while not condemning the armed extremist groups trying to oust him. for more, a senior fellow at the hoover institute. thank you for joining me. the 5000 people dead since march. the russians say that it is the west that is immoral, not speaking up for the president. there is no consensus? >> it was only 10 days ago that the united nations estimated that 4000 people had been killed since the rebellion erupted in syria. we added 1000 people in the last few days. 1500 people have died in the epicenter of this fight between the book tour, the regime, and his population. libya let us astray. it we thought libya would be the example the before and rescue mission would come to syria and alas, we know better. >> the numbers seem to have increased. what is
. the iran threat reduction act and iran-north korea-syria reform and modernization act and i urge my colleagues to vote yes on both. we know from history that ignoring the threats of leaders, ignoring their building up of capabilities to threaten the rest of the world, is done so at great peril and at great cost. . i urge my colleagues to support this important piece of legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: could i ask how much time all parties have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio has 93/4 minutes. the gentleman from california has six minutes. and the gentlelady from florida has 3 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: i ask unanimous consent to include in the record an article from "arms control association" which states that the i.a.e.a. board resolution avoided direct censure of iran and did not declare iran to be in noncompliance with its activities. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. my mr. kucinich: my friend from oregon mentioned the question of oil
of the magazine said while the arab spring protests stood out, protests around the world in russia, syria, downtown new york made headlines collectively throughout the year. >> we decided in the end rather than pick on any one individual or small group, we would go for -- >> runners up include congresswoman ron paul -- paul ryan, i should say and kate middleton. >> by there is no denying injuries, broken femur, blood clots in the legs. is the alleged violence at famu an isolated incident or entire culture? one of the accuser's attorneys joins us next. >>> first, meet today's rock stars. these new york sanitation workers jumped into action after seeing a mother and four kids trying to escape a house fire. the workers immediately called 911 after seeing the flames and told the kids on the roof to jump. >> we yelled at them, we were screaming, jump, jump, jump into my arms. i grabbed the feet and he caught the bodies as they were coming down. once the first one came down, they came down one after the other. >> the two by thes consider their heroics quote all part of life. i'm good about wash
is demanding that the u.n. security council investigate syria for crimes against humanity. this is the estimated death toll of the unrest in the country, reaching 5000. despite the government's crackdown, syrian tv broadcast, wall-to-wall coverage of local elections taking place, but internet images show continued street battles. an estimated 23 people were killed tuesday alone in homs and other city centers. in new york, the german master westerwelle wanted to introduce further tough measures against the assad government. iran has rejected a request by the united states to return captured spite drone and says that plane is now the property of iran. the foreign -- the foreign ministry said instead of asking for the drawn back, washington should apologize for violating their airspace. iran's scientists are now analyzing the aircraft technology. iran announced last week that it had downed the unmanned u.s. spy plane in the east of the country. canada still has a legal obligation under u.n. rules to cut its emissions, that despite the country's pullout from the kyoto protocol
underpins these are round the world. >> i think of someone like syria were you have minorities -- majorities protesting the minority. >> that is the shape it has taken. the syrian uprising was almost identical to the one that we saw in egypt, tunisia. the regime has successfully fought back when characterizing this. i will say that is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. but it is still a revolution in progress. there are still many steps to move forward. >> the protester is the person of the year. on the short list for * person of the year, coming in no. 5 was caked middleton. if you did not get enough of her this year, you will see plenty of her in 2012. the plans announced the diamond jubilee. dodge the golden jubilee of 2002 brought out the clouds -- - crowds. they will be 10-years older, and the program for the diamonds set by the palace to be even more extensive. the queen will concentrate on the u.k. while members of the family will focus on other countries. this is how it looks for breton. -- britain. in april, she'll sepnd -- spend two days in wales. in june, the main diamond jubil
something about it. >> yet, there are some exceptions. i think of syria, where you have majorities protesting against the minority. >> that is the shape it has taken. it did not start out this way. it is worth remembering that the syrian uprising was almost identical to the one we saw in egypt, tunisia. the regime has successfully fought back by characterizing this as a shia versus sunni thing, and i'm afraid that is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. but it is still a revolution in progress. there are still many steps. thank you very much for joining us. on the short list for person of the year coming in at no. 5 was kate middleton. if you did not get enough of her this year, do not worry. you will see plenty of her and the rest of the royal family in 2012. our royal correspondent has more on the and itinerary. >> the golden jubilee of 2002 brought up the crowd and took the queen and her husband to different parts of the united kingdom. the program for the diamond jubilee is said by buckingham palace to be even more extensive. the queen will concentrate on the united kingdom acr
himself and police are still looking for a motive. >>> more than 5,000 people have been killed in syria since the uprising. protests continue across the country and opposition forces say nearly 40 people were killed just yesterday. they want the president to step down but he has refused. >>> time now 5:45 the penn state sex abuse scandal continues. they are accused of covering up abuse allegations. meantime january 11th is the next court date for jerry sandusky. as we told you yesterday he waved his preliminary hearing and pled not guilty to 52 molestation charges. his lawyer questions the motives of the 10 accusers. >> what greater motivation and i hate to say it and it's part of our case but what greater motivation and this money. >>> and if he is convicted on all counts, he could possibly get up to 500 years in jail. >>> time now 5:46, a clayton middle school teacher will not enter a plea until the end of this month. they charged him with 20 sex crimes yesterday. he was arrested on campus friday. police say he admitted to having sex with a former student who was underage and remains
in the world. >> reporter: add to that worries about turmoil in north africa. >> egypt, syria, yemen-- all three of which have some oil production, but they also have much greater ramification-- instability there has much greater ramification across their neighbors. >> reporter: given the tug of war in the marketplace, many experts think energy prices will remain volatile. this time of year also tends to be a low-volume market as traders close their books and head out on vacation. erika miller, "nightly business report," new york. >> tom: still ahead, avon's calling for a new c.e.o. the struggling door-to-door cosmetics retailer separates the roles of its chairman and c.e.o. from another round of stress tests to rules on banks trading with their own money, 2012 is shaping up to be another year of new rules and new pressures for banks. kelly king is the chairman and c.e.o. of bb&t. he joins us from winston-salem, north carolina. happy holidays to you, sir, nice to see you again. >> thank you, tom, happy holidays to you as well. >> tom: as you look at the new regulatory environment continuin
nations says more than 5,000 people have been killed in syria since the uprising started nine months ago. protests and the fighting continued all across syria. operation forces say almost 40 people were killed in the fighting yesterday. protesters want president alasar to step down but so far he's refused. >>> we now have the toe of the man accused of -- have the photo of the man accused of blowing up a crowded belgium suspect. they say this man had a long -- in the meantime mourners are putting flowers at the bus stop where he loved hand grenades and fired an assault rifle. so far, three people tied -- people died there including a toddler. 1230 people were injured -- 120 people were ginned -- injured. >>> the next step in the penn state sex abuse case unfolds on friday. that's when the pretrial hearings are skeled for the -- scheduled for the athletic director and vice principal. mean while, january 11th is the next court date for jerry sandusky. as we reported on "mornings on 2" yesterday, he waived his preliminary hearing and plead the not guilty to 52 child- related charges. his att
plea. >> ban ki-moon says the bloodshed in syria cannot go on any longer. he cites reported that more t n than,000 people have died during the civil unrest. an activist group says 33 more people have died today in sierra. and contrary to his claim, james murdoch may indeed have known about widespread hacking that went on. the paper's former lawyer testified today that he is pretty sure he showed the e-mail evidence to murdoch in 2008, years before the scandal broke. yesterday, parliament posted that he was warned about hacking. and facebook takes a step to help prevent suicide. a new mechanism allows users to anonymously flag suicidal posts. facebook then investigates and may come back with an e-mail offering the person a private chat with representative. and liz taylor's jewelry seem to carry the same allure. her collection brought a record breaking $150. that includes the diamond that fetched $8.8 million and the 50 karat pearl, it sold for $11.8 million. this was given to her by actor richard burton and was once part of the spanish crown jewel. they say that's the highest reported p
on the u.n. security council to speak out against the lethal crackdown in syria. >>> a blistering attack by one iraqi politician against another. in an interview with cnn, deputy prime minister called prime minister nuri al maliki a dictator. it came as u.s. president barack obama noted the end of america's military operations in iraq. almost all u.s. troops will be out of the country by the end of this month. those are the top stories here on cnn. i'm monita rajpal. "world business today" starts right now. >>> hello and a very warm welcome to "world business today." i'm nien sa dos santos at cnn london. >> i'm andrew stevens in hong kong. the top stories this wednesday, december the 14th. olympus narrowly ducks de-listing, but the fallout from a huge accounting cover-up continues. >>> the former editor of a russian magazine tells us how he was sacked for shining a light on election fraud. >>> and google digs deep with an $11 million grant to help fight modern-day slavery. well, olympus has avoided automatic de-listing from the tokyo stock exchange but only by the skin of its teeth. the
weapons charges. the attack happened in the city's square. >>> in syria more evidence of violence today. members of the opposition released video of a bombing that set several cars on fire. the video also shows government soldiers making a sweep through the streets. the death toll was said to be at least 28. the united nations says at least 5,000 have died since the uprising began nine months ago. >>> and in norway, there is a serious shortage of butter. the crisis appears to be the result of a perfect storm. for one thing demand is up for sugary treats. >>> americans were outspending money last night but not quite as much as expected. the commerce department reported today that november sales rose a fraction .02%. a look at the numbers revealed shoppers went in and lower gas prices gave them more money to spend. this was the sixth month in a row when it comes to spending increases. a rally on wall street fizzled in the late afternoon on news from the feds. the nasdaq dropped nearly 33. the federal reserve said the u.s. economy is improving slightly but is still vulnerable to the europe
valueage. the transports natural gas from egypt to syria. people there say egypt military forces blew it up. the united nations estimates the syrian government's crack down killed more than 5,000 people. >> there is aamazing story. a hild in china is hit by a car, becomes trapped and the rescue is captured on camera. this 5-year-old was on the way to school and had a tantrum, sat down in the middle of the street. she refused to move so the mother walked away. well... just then, an suv had been backing out actually hit the child. this took 16 fem to free her arks mazingly she wasn't hurt. the people got involved and the little girl made to it school. unbelievable. >> remarkable. and fortunate. >> this afternoon there is growing outrage in response to a story yesterday. next our vic lee reports on a convicted thief about to get truck loads of evidence used to send her to prison. she's going to get it back. >> cell phone mistake led to lots of a-list parties for one ordinary guy and his girlfriend. [ mom ] hey guys. guys... [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls with cinnabon cinnamon a
history that included weapons charges. the attack happened in the city's square. >>> in syria more evidence of violence today. members of the opposition released video of a bombing that set several cars on fire. the video also shows government soldiers making a sweep through the streets. the death toll was said to be at least 28. the united nations says at least 5,000 have died since the uprising began nine months ago. >>> and in norway, there is a serious shortage of butter. the crisis appears to be the of a perfect storm. for one thing demand is up for sugary treats. >>> americans were outspending money last night but not quite as much as expected. the commerce department reported today that november sales rose a fraction .02%. a look at the numbers revealed shoppers went in and lower gas prices gave them more money to spend. this was the sixth month in a row when it comes to spending increases. a rally on wall street fizzled in the late afternoon on news from the feds. the nasdaq dropped nearly 33. the federal reserve said the u.s. economy is improving slightly but is still vuln
. that is in syria with al bashir assad. you have a circumstance, every international norm, from refusing to protect diplomats, violating international agreements relating to nuclear arms and nuclear weapons, attempt to get nuclear weapons, to attempting to assassinate on foreign soil a diplomat. they've been continually marginalized. the biggest thing that's happened, the president has been able to unite the world including russia and china. in continuing to ostracize and to isolate iran. so the truth is, and i really mean this, rachel, the talk about the projection, the capacity of iraq to project power in the gulf is actually diminished. they are less feared. they are less -- they have less influence than they have had any time, i would argue, in the last 20 years. and there will be a relationship between iraq and iran because they have a very long border. they will trade. they should have a normal relationship. but they are not allies. remember, these are the guys that, in fact, fought against iran. even the shia in iraq found great difficulty with iran. you've seen a shia leader now who's the p
. during the year the protester has voiced assent from the military leader and in egypt and syria and yemen and bahrain in the so-called arab spring. the protesters voiced apger oap the rigged elections in russia. and also the occupy wall street protests started in new york and spread across the country right here. >>> when jerry sandusky entered a plea of not guilty, there was anger on behalf of the accusers. earlier i asked his attorney joseph amendola if it was a deliberate pups f deliberate purpose for the prosecution, and he bristled at the idea. >> there was a lot of talk about the fact that you waived the right of jerry sandusky to the right of a hearing. i was told that you knew you would waive by monday night and is that the prosecution would dismiss the witnesses, and then you would pull the trigger, the bait and switch and ask to have the hearing anyway knowing that the prosecutors would not have the witnesses there? >> no, that is not the case at all. as a matter of fact, thomas, that would be unprofessional. i would never do that. >> so where does this leavelege prepared to tel
to close at 2579. at least 28 people were killed in violence across syria today. in one incident, antigovernment activists said security opened fire on a funeral procession near the turkish border. and a syrian human rights group reported an american-born syrian blogger, razan ghazzawi, has been charged with spreading false information and trying to weaken national sentiment. in belgium, a man armed with grenades and an assault rifle launched a deadly assault on holiday shoppers in the city of liege. all told, four people died, and more than 120 were wounded. we have a report from martin geissler of independent television news. >> reporter: without any warning or obvious motive, 32-year-old created mayhem in this belgian marketplace today. from a vantage point above the shoppers he threw at least three grenades and opened fire with automatic weapons before turning a gun on himself. two teenagers and a pensioner were killed. a two-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital tonight. others are receiving treatment for their injuries. eyewitnesses spoke of the chaos that unfo
cards last year, some leaders didn't make the cut. not on the list, the leaders of syria, zimbabwe and egypt, and for some reason, vladimir putin did not get a card this year. nope. one person who was on david cameron's list was canadian prime minister stephen harper, whose own card actually made the news today up north because of the similarities to his card from last year. in fact, if you look closely, you'll see the while his wife is wearing a new outfit, the prime minister and his kids are in the same clothes as last year. it could have been a new wardrobe or is it really different a different backdrop. the most unusual christmas card of the year is the one sent out by the mayor of san juan, jorge santini. that is a beautiful family. his smiling family is standing around a stuffed leopard killing an antelope. who are we to tell them how to celebrate the holidays? it is christmas. you could have gone for a leopard killing a reindeer. we couldn't resist. >>> still out front, the out front five. the china equation. >> they're not an ally of the united states and we should never as
leaders didn't make the cut. not on the list, the leaders of syria, zimbabwe and egypt, and for some reason, vladimir putin did not get a card this year. nope. one person who was on david cameron's list was canadian prime minister stephen harper, whose own card actually made the news today up north because of the similarities to his card from last year. in fact, if you look closely, you'll see the while his wife is wearing a new outfit, the prime minister and his kids are in the same clothes as last year. it could have been a new wardrobe or is it really different a different backdrop. the most unusual christmas card of the year is the one sent out by the mayor of san juan, jorge santini. that is a beautiful family. his smiling family is standing around a stuffed leopard killing an antelope. who are we to tell them how to celebrate the holidays? it is christmas. you could have gone for a leopard killing a reindeer. we couldn't resist. >>> still out front, the out front five. the china equation. >> they're not an ally of the united states and we should never assume that they are. >> a
nations high commissioner was to refer syria to the international criminal courts to investigate possible crimes against humanity. the death toll from government forces attacking pro democracy protestors is believed to have surpassed 5,000 people. >>> amazingly, no one was hurt when some demolition did not go as planned in india. hello! wow! authorities realized the five story building was weakened by some nearby construction. they evacuated the area just in time. the building collapsed into a vacant lot before it could be imploded which was the original plan. >>> a record-tying performance tuesday in laurel, maryland, the horse rapid redux won its 19th consecutive race in one calendar year matches the mark set by triple crown winner citation in 1948. rapid redux's owner and trainer may now retire the 5-year-old horse. >>> the war in iraq started almost 9 years ago. at its height in 2007, 1670,000 troops -- 170,000 troops were deployed there. >> the remaining forces are coming home this month. >> president obama will meet with some of the troops who just returned. susan mcginnis reports.
to the regime in syria. their allies in lebanon have gained strength politically. allies in the palestinian authority gained strength politically. it was under the bush administration where the iranians gained a tremendous amount of political strength throughout the middle east. this is him trying to deflect the fact he's the biggest reason why we have an iranian problem. >> conservatives are out there pushing the idea now that our military forces are out and there's contractors back there, of course, that's going to cost the taxpayers billions of dollars, that we really have to worry about an iranian invasion of iraq. what about that? >> well, that's the stupidest thing i've ever heard. the fact is the iranians have a very close relationship with nuri al maliki. he's a nationalist, yes, he has a relationship with the united states. it was, you know, nuri al maliki and muqtada al sadr have a close relationship with tehran also. we're leaving u.s. forces in kuwait to prevent it. second, it can't happen because essentially that would undermine the iranian's influence. they would have liess in
, not to mention additional disruptions from the kurds in the northwest with turkey and syria which has been at or near a boiling point for the duration of the year. washington and our country believes, and they are correct, we need a strong ally in that region. but critics say that ally will never be iraq. just look at the celebrations today in fallujah. they wanted u.s. troops gone years ago when the iraqis revolted against an allied force in the most intense urban battle that the u.s. military has been engaged in since the war in vietnam. here's how one iraqi political analyst described it to al jazeera. >> i think everyone lost this war. there is no winners there. >> we start today with two iraq war veterans, john soltz who only recently returned from another tour in iraq to chair his position at votevets.org. matt ho, a former marine corps captain and state department official who serves as a senior fellow at the center for international policy. i have learned much from both of these men, and they have a perspective that those of us who have not been to these wars simply could never hav
syria? >> reporter: iran's influence is already here. think of it this way. there are right now zero direct flights between the united states and iraq. you have to go through dubai or several of the other countries. there are, on many days, 12, 15, 18 direct flights between iraq and iran. there are over 2 million iranians who come here every year. they invest here. when you walk around the country, most of the taxi cabs on the streets in baghdad these days come from iran. so iran's influence, economically, culturally, politically even, depending on who you ask, is already very significant in this country. some of that is positive. iraq can use the tourism. and just because pilgrims from iran are coming here to visit shiite religious sites doesn't mean they're taking over the country. but it certainly shows the amount of influence that they have. >> thank you very much, richard engel. take care in baghdad. >> reporter: you take care of yourself. >> now let's to "the washington post." author of "imperial life in the emerald city," about his time as a correspondent in iraq. let's take a
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